ABCs of Fall: H is for Hot Chocolate!

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With cold weather comes warm beverages, as you know, since A and C of my ABCs of fall have been dedicated to them lol. Another warm beverage that makes the list is Hot Chocolate. Now I love the old school hot chocolate with marshmallows, but as I've gotten older I've run into a few more decadent varieties of hot chocolate:

White Hot Chocolate - it has a different creamy goodness than other types of hot chocolate. Most coffee shops, even Starbucks have a good white hot chocolate. But for store bought make at home, I've found the Hershey's Goodnight Hugs White Hot Chocolate powder to be awesome. I'd definitely like to try my hand at making some homemade white hot chocolate myself, with some white chocolate chips and heavy cream. Of course Mrs. Paula Deen has a recipe.

Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate - The coffee shop near my job, Cafe Ole, has a really good Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate. They always say that adding a little bit of spice to chocolate brings out the chocolate flavor more, and that definitely works here. It is one of my favorite fall/winter beverages, and the fact that I can get it with a shot of espresso if I need an extra boost makes it all the better.

I do want to try something I've been hearing people raving about since last winter, Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. I love caramel, and I can only imagine the combination of salted caramel and chocolate.

Whats your favorite type of hot chocolate?


  1. I've never had anything but regular hot chocolate before. And even then, I don't drink it too often. It's really too much for me so it's definitely a once or twice a year treat. I want to try that salted caramel now though! It definitely sounds yummy.

  2. I have to be in a certain mood for hot chocolate. I've been itching to try the Mexican cocoa (saw a couple recipes last year) & that Starbucks drink sounds good!

  3. Yumm, white hot chocolate sounds great. I've always been a big fan of mint hot chocolate. I think the target archer farms one is really good.

    xoxo, Nali

    p.s. visiting from mingle monday

  4. I'm a big fan of the mixed half-white chocolate half-milk chocolate drink myself! SO GOOD!

    Love your blog! Just stopping by for Mingle Monday!

    -Sarah at

  5. Hello from Mingle Monday! I love Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate!

  6. White hot chocolate? GENIUS. I just moved to MO from AZ so i definitely have more opportunities to drink this stuff:-) Happy mingle Monday

  7. @Nali - OMG, I can't believe I forgot mint hot chocolate lol. I like it too. I do have to be in a special mood for it, but it's tasty!

    @All - thank you ladies for stopping by! :-D

  8. love hot chocolate..haven't been to SB in a few weeks because i was getting out of control with their pumpkin spice lattes but i will have to try the hot chocolate you recommended! thank you!

  9. mmm i love hot chocolate and am super excited its finally going to be "cool" here in texas so i can enjoy some hot chocolate. my favorite is peppermint hot chocolate - smells and tastes amazing!

    found you over at mingle monday!

  10. Hi! Happy Mingle Monday!

    I LOVE, LOVE white hot chocolate. I always want it when it's cold or I'm sick. Super pick.

    Great discovering your blog!

  11. I can hardly drink coffee but I LOVE hot chocolate! I'll be on the look out for these new flavors. Good post!


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